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and that another committee be appointed instead, which was agreed i". and the
President appointed the following : John L. Conley, chairman; E. I'. Bowell,
V. P. Sisson, C. K. Maddox, J. S. Panchen.



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The following resolution was offered by W. L. Calhoun, President —
Resolved, That a committee of seven members of this Association be ap-
pointed by the President to confer with a like committee from the O. M.
Mitchell Post, G. A. R., already appointed, and the city authorities, with rcf-
erence to the advisability of extending an invitation to the Grand Army of the
Republic to assemble in this city two years' hence.

After being debated on, final action was postponed to the next regular
meeting.

By Rev. T. P. Cleveland—

Resolved, That the families of deceased members of our Association be
notified of our memorial services to be held next Sunday night, and also that
seats will be reserved for them.

By Captain John L. Conley —

Resolved, Tha' the President appoint a committee of one from each Militia
District of Fulton county, whose duty it will be to solicit Veterans of the
county to become members of our Association.

By Dr. Amos Fox —

Resolved, That our by-laws be so amended that the Chaplain of our Asso
ciation be exempt from all dues.

The following Veterans having conformed to our bydaw r s, relating to dues,
were admitted as members of our Association: John B Langley, co I, 20th
Texas; J E Blackstock, Lieut co E, 56th Ga; T J Pollard, co B, Mercer's regi-
ment; Jas Wm Ansley, Anderson's Art Hollinquist ; F E Smith, Sergt co A,
21st Ga; P M T Meddling, co G, 1st Ga cav; Thomas M Armstead, 2d Serg't
co II, 42d Ga; B H Overby, co D, 3d Ga.

On motion, the Association adjourned.



Hall F. C. C. V. A., Monday Night, November 19, 1888.

The Veterans met in regular meeting in their Hall, on Broad street. The
President and all officers were present. Roll call was dispensed with. Minutes
of last meeting read and adopted.

The unfinished business of last meeting was taken up, and the resolution
offered by President Calhoun, with reference to appointing a committee of
seven to confer with a like committee from the o. M. .Mitchell Post, G. A. H.,
already appointed, lor the purpose of discussing whether it was advisable to
invite the Grand Army of the Republic to meet in Atlanta two years' hence,
which was adopted.

Col. <; T. Fry offered the following resolution, which was adopted:
Eesohed, That the President and Commander, each year preceding our
annual memorial services appoint some suitable person whose duty it shall be
to prepare a brief biographical sketch of each deceased member, to be read after

Hie Secretary has called Hie dead roll. Said biographies to be placed by the

Secretary on the minutes of the Association.



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Col. Starke offered the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved, That each Veteran, who is possessed of Relics of the late war,
and is willing to donate them to the use of this Association, be rcque ted to
bring or send the same to the committee on Relics.

Mr. F. M. Myers offered the following, which was adopted :
Resolved, That the President appoint a committee to correspond with the
Confederate Associations in the other parts of our State, 1< h >ki ii^r toward form-
ing a State Association, the meeting to take place during our Fair in December.

Major King offered the following resolution, which was adopted :
Resolved, That the net proceeds of our Fair, to be held in this city, begin
ning on the 10th December next, be appropriated as follows : One-half t<> the
relief fund of our Association, and the other half to the Ladies' Memorial As-
sociation of Atlanta, to be applied by them in placing headstones over tin-
graves of Confederate soldiers in Oakland Cemetary.

The following old Veterans having complied with the terms of mir by-
laws, were admitted as members of our Association : James Drew, Bgl CO V.
37th Miss; Hugh Lynch, Sgt co B, 19th Ga; J N Smith, co II, Floyd's legion;
J F Walker, co B, Cobb's legion; Albert W Force, Sgt co B, 30th S C; Green
B Adair, co E, 10th Ala; J C Carlisle, 1st Lt co D, 7th S C ; John C Whitner,
Major Gen Howell Cobb's staff; R Raliegh, co A 3d Ga; R W McCown, 3d Lt
co L, Phillips' legion; Jas B Caldwell, co G, 5th Ga; O I Culberson, 00 <J, 5th
Ga; J A Caldwell, co G, 9th Ga; Robt H Caldwell, co G. 5tb Ga cavalry; Jas
B Warren, co B, 62d Ala; S Frank Warren, Columbus Guards; .1 M T Bates,
co E, Phillips' legion; Judge Jas A Anderson, co C, 56th Ga ; W E Scoggins,
co D, 7th Ga ; Alexander C Smith, co K, 1st Ga ; C A Howell. 2.1 U CO D, 2d
Ga; N" S Culpepper, Captain co G, 7th Ga; Samuel Fulton, 32 Ga; W J Roberts,
co G, 37th Ga; Jno J Doonan, 1st Sgt co H, 2d Ga ; Henry Y Snow. 1st Lt CO
K, 34th Ga; A A Nolan, co G, Cobb's legion.



Hall F. C. C. V. A., December 1st, 1S88.

At a called meeting of the Association, held on the night of December 1st,
to take action with reference to the Prize Drill at the Fair, it was decided thai
the squads shall consist of not less than eight, nor mare than Bixteen men.

The following Veterans having complied with our by-laws were admitted
as members: James J. Barnes, co B, Cobb's 1 gion ; T B Blackball, Colonel
1st Ark; W J Hudson, col, 7th Ga;WH Jones, co D, 1st Ga; W W Draper,
co E, 10th Ala; Winrield Wolf, co F, 43d Ala; W C Benderson, co C, 46th Ga;
Jas L Robinson, Sgt co E, 56th Ga; W D Payne, co D, Cobb's legion I L
Gaston, co K, 30th Miss ; Edmond V Joyce, co B, 11th Ga ; W A Powell, Bgl
co F, 8th Ga.
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Hall F. C. C. V. A., January 21, 1889.

The Veterans met in regular session in their Hall. All officers present.

After prayer by the Chaplain, the minutes of last meeting were read and
adopted.

The President submitted his report of the Fair, which was received and
referred to the Executive committee.

The request from the Ladies' Memorial Association, that this Association
arrange all the details of Memorial Day, excepting the floral decorations, was
referred to the Executive committee.

The committee who have charge of Dr. Fox's resolution, relative to the
admission of Sons of Veterans as auxilliary members of our Association, sub-
mitted a report through its chairman, Mr. John L. Conley, and at his request
it was laid over to another meeting.

Mr. John L. Conley offered the following resolution, which was adopted :

Remlved, That the President appoint a committee to revise the constitution,
and that said committee be required to report at the next annual meeting in
April.

Dr K C Divine, in the absence of Col. L. P. Thomas, chairman of the
Fair committee, submitted a report, which was ordered to be received and filed
with the minutes of this meeting.

Capt H. H. Colquitt offered the following, which was adopted.

Revived, That the thanks of this Association are hereby tendered to all the
ladies who so kindly assisted us during the Fair. When so many did all in
their power to aid us it would be invidious to name any particular ladies.

Resolved, That the Scrap Book prepared by the ladies, which contains all
the newspaper accounts of the Fair, be made a part of the records of our Asso-
ciation.

Revived, That the thanks of our Association are hereby tendered to Mrs.
O A Lochraue for the use of her magnificent four-story building, at the cor-
ner of Pryor and Decatur streets, in which we held our Fair.

On motion of \V. B. Burke, a committee of three were appointed to make
all arm igements for our next annual Picnic. In pursuance of which, the
President appointed the following committee : W. B. Burke, P. McQuaid, D.
G Wylie

Capt W. G. Newman offered the following, which was adopted :
Res>lred, That the President be requested to invite the Ladies' Memorial
Association to hold their meetings in this Hall, and make our rooms their per-
manent quarters.

On motion of Capt. II. II. Colquitt, a committee of five was appointed on
Building and Site, whose duty it shall be to investigate the feasibility of build-
ing by this Association a Confederate building in this city. Said committee to
report at our next monthly meeting.

In pursuance of which the President appointed the following : H. II.
Colquitt, C. D'Alvigny, .1. II Reiner. John Milledge, B. F. Abbott.

On motion, the President was added to this committee as chairman.



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Col. Starke offered a resolution to raise a committee to solicit aid from the
several State governments for the purpose of placing headstones at the graves
of Confederate soldiers of their respective States. i„ Oakland Ccmeterj . which
was referred to the Executive committee.

Captain Jolm L Conley offered a resolution to amend the Constitution, bo
as to admit certain parties as Honorary members of our Association

Dr D'Alvigny submitted a resolution to change Article xxii. on page 5,
which was referred to the committee on revising the Constitution.

Captain John L Conley offered a resolution looking to raising a standing
committee of five, to be known as the committee on membership, to which all
applications are to be submitted before being voted on, which was, at his re-
quest, laid over until the next meeting.

Mr R H Stewart, an old veteran from Chicago, sent us the following com-
munication, wmich was read by the Secretary :

Atlanta, Ga , December 21, 1888.
Dr. Amos Fox :

Dear Comrade — Will you kindly accept on behalf of your Association, as
a slight recognition of my appreciation of the courtesies shown, and kindnesses
extended me, by you and your comrades during my stay anion-' you, the Por-
trait now on exhibition at the Veterans' Fair, of our old commander and illus-
trious chief, the immortal Lee I have used my best endeavor to have an
accurate likeness made of the old hero, and I think that the artist to whom I
confided the task has succeeded very well when I consider that all we had to
guide him in his work were some old engravings I present the picture, asking
that you give it a place in the Hall of your Association of old Confederate
soldiers Men, who in the dark and dreadful days of war, nobly and unllim h
ingly did their duty in a cause that they conscientiously believed to be right, and
for which they bared to the iron hail of battle, and upon whose altar they were
willing to sacrifice, their lives; and with a sublime devotion followed him who
speaks from that canvass, until the last shot was Bred, until the Flag under
which they fought so long, and with such heroic courage, went down in disas-
ter and defeat, or was forever furled at Appomattox. Men. who shared in the
glory of his victories, and stood nobly by him in the gloom of defeat ; who
shed many tears of grief at his death, and who, with their posterity, through-
out all coming generations, will revere, love, and honor his memory. Hoping
that the picture will prove artistically acceptable, and with my best wish
the success of your Association, and the long life, happiness and prosperity of
its individual members, I rem. in, fraternally yours,

R II Sti w \i; i

And for which the thanksof the Association was tendered Mr K II Stewart
by a rising vote

The following Confederate Veterans were admitted as members of our
Association : W R Kent, co C, 21st Ga; W P McKinnon, Bgl co F, 54th \ a;
T C McCreary, co A, State Road battalion; R C Powell, Che* 's Batter]
cavalry; E F Harris, co D, 42d Ga; -I A Bostain.^o G, 6th N C; John R
co A, 11th Ga; J S Brown, co G, 37th Ga; James E Smith. 1st Corp co 1>. Bisl
Ga; Robt T Bowie, Capt co G, 13th Ga; .lames A Landrum, 4th Bgl co F, 87th



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Ala; Isaac Donkle, Sgt co A, 8th Ga; Clarke Howell, sr, Sgt co R, Graham's
battery; Joe D Willis, co I, 42d Ga; W W Clower, co K, 7th Ga; W M Crum-
ley, Cobb's legion cavalry; A P Tripod, Macon light artillery; Rufus B Bul-
lock, Lt Col Q M Dept; Jas P Crocket, co K, 1st Ga; Jno Mcintosh Kell, Capt
CSN;MM White, co K, 7th Ga; Jas P Graus, Adjt 31st Ga; T J Wardge,
Sgt co A, 18th Ga; J L Saunders, Martin's battery Forest cavalry; A J Red-
ding, Capt co B, 46th Ga; Felix A Vaughn, 9th Ga battalion artillery; E S
Morris, co D, 44th Ga; P M B Young, Major General C S A; J K P Carlton,
Sgt co C, 19lh Ga; J T Tichenor, Chaplain 17th Ala; A C Lampkin, co E, 5th
Ga; Madison Bell, Major 30th Ga cavalry; K K Smith, co C, 7th S C.

After reading a poem by Dr J C Olmstead, the Association adjourned.



Atlanta, Ga., February 21, 1889.

All the officers being present the Association was called to order by the
President.

After prayer by the Chaplain, the minutes of the last meeting were read,
and being amended were adopted.

The Treasurer submitted his report, which was referred to the Executive
committee

The following communication from the O. M. Mitchell Post No. 1, De-
partment of Ga. G. A. R., was received and ordered spread upon the minutes.

Atlanta, Ga., February 8th, 1889
Col. W. L Calhoun, President F. C. Confederate Vet Association:

Dear Sir — At a regular meeting of this Post held last night, the following
was passed unanimously, and I was instructed to furnish your Association
witli a copy of the same, viz.:

Besolved, That the thanks of the O. M. Mitchell Post No. — Department
of Georgia, G. A. R., are hereby returned to the Confederate Veterans Asso-
ciation of Fulton County, for the use of their Hall so fraternally tendered, and
so gratefully accepted for the purpose of holding a "Camp Fire," following the
organization of the new Department of Georgia, G. A. R , on Jan. 25th, inst.
I remain sir, yours very truly,

C. M. D. Brown, Post Adjt.

The report of the Executive committee, to which was referred the financial
report of the Veterans' Fair, made by President W. L. Calhoun, was to have
tin- same spread upon the minutes of the Association was adopted, and the
report was ordered to he placed on the minutes.

To Hie Fulton County Confetlerate Veterans 1 Association:

Gentlemen — At the request of Dr. Amos Fox, Treasurer, and with the
approval of my associates on the Executive committee, Col. L. P. Thomas and



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Dr. K. C. Divine, I assumed the management of the finances of our recent

Fair, and now respectfully submit the following report.

RECEIPTS.

From subscriptions, prior to the Fair $ c,- )(; -„ ,

From Fair proper 4 120 B4

From Major Starke's Oriental Booth 100 00

From Auction Sales 159 21

$5,835 95

DISBURSEMENTS.

Erecting booths, decorations, lights, gas fixtures, stoves, supplies

for restaurant, etc 1 ggg gg

Net balance |4,002 78

Of this amount there was secured from sale of tickets for $1,000

raffle during Fair 390 00

Actual net proceeds of Fair $3,612 73

At the request of persons interested, I also submit a statement of the
amounts realized on the different days of the Fair :

Georgia Day $150 95

Tennessee Day 419 47

Alabama Day 234 55

Virginia Day 560 5 1

Mississippi and Florida 287 94

Mississippi and Kentucky 495 til

North Carolina and Maryland 392 50

South Carolina 501 64

Louisiana and Arkansas 274 4»i

Texas 211 15

Dec 21— Exclusive of Raffle loo 90

Dec. 22 " '• Auction sales 189 11

It is proper to remark that in some instances amounts were handed in for
the different days after the footings of the day had been made, and w ere entered
on the general subscription accounts, but noted as for the particular day. A
large number of articles were contributed, and Mrs. <). A. Lochrane m a gn a ni -
mously allowed us the use of her splendid four story building, corner of Pryor
and Decatur streets, free of rent.

Accompanying this report will be found the account books of the Pair, and
in them a complete itemized statement of the names of persons who contribu
ted merchandise, etc , and the articles given ; the articles Bold at auction, and
the price realized; each item of disbursement, to whom paid, and on wh.it
account, with the vouchers therefor as far as could be obtained. That our Pair
was socially and financially a great success is well recognized : and it furnished
still another evidence of the generosity of the good people of Atlanta, and
they fully possess that sweetest and best of all virtues— Charity, Thej have
been very kind and liberal to this Association, and have given us their confl-



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dence — i e t us not destroy it. Let us be true in peace as we were in war, and
sec thai every dollar of this fund is applied to the sacred purpose for which it
was given The net balance, as above, is deposited in bank in my name, as
President of the Association, and is subject to your order. In conclusion, I
thank the ladies and gentlemen connected with the Fair, the officers and mem-
bers of the Association, as well as the general public, for the confidence re-
posed, and the uniform courtesy shown me at all times.

W. L. Calhoun, President.

The report of the Executive committee, to whom was referred the resolu-
tion of Col. H. F. Starke, reported, and recommended that the said resolution
be laid on the table. Adopted.

The following committees were appointed by the President: On conference
on the advisability of inviting the Grand Army of the Republic to hold its
session in Atlanta — Evan P Howell, chairman ; Jno R Grambling, George Hill-
yer, A J McBride, A J Orme, J H Ketner, H Franklyn Starke.

On Revising the Constitution — John L Conley, chairman; J G King, Geo
B Forbes, C K Maddox, Robert L Rodgers.

Committee to confer with other Associations in the State, with reference to
forming a State organization — K C Divine, chairman; R M Clayton, C T Fur-
low.

Historian for the year — George T Fry.

On motion, the President was authorized to pay over to the Treasurer the
sum or $390.00, now in his hands, accrued from the sale of tickets in the
$1,000 raffle during the Fair. And the further sum of $1,406,364. now in his
hands, being one-half of the net proceeds of the Fair.

The following resolution, by Dr. Cleveland, was adopted :

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to confer with the Ladies-
Menu nial Association, with full power to act, in turning over to said Ladies'
Memorial Association funds due them from proceeds of Veterans' Fair, and
also willi reference to releasing them from any obligations to place headstones
to the graves of the Confederate soldiers in Oakland Cemetery.

In pursuance Of which the President appointed the following committee:
T P Cleveland, chairman; K (' Divine, .1 II Ketner.

The following resolution, by John P Edwards, was adopted :
'Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed on delinquents, whose
duty it shall be to investigate all those who have not paid their dues for two
years past And when found nol able to pay. from pecuniary or other cause,
to recommend same to be placed on the exemption list. And when found fully
able to pay. to notify them thai they will be dropped from the list of member-
ship of lliis Association unless said dues are paid up by the next regular meet-
ing follow inn tin' receipt of said notification.

In pursuance of which, the President appointed the following committee :
Jno V Edwards, A W Force. Geo A Webster.



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The following resolution, by .Major J. G. King, was adopted—
Resolved, That all funds now belonging to this Association, or which may
hereafter come into their possession, be consolidated into i one general fund in
the hands of the Treasurer of the Asscciati..n. and not to be paid out except
upon the warrant of officers as the Association has or may appoint for the die
tribution of these funds. The Treasurer being always required, in making bis
report to the Association to produce the warrants upon which he has paid out
the funds entrusted to him.

The committee on Confederate Building asked for and obtained further
time.

On motion, the thanks of the Veterans were tendered his honor the Mayor,
John T. Glenn, and Mr. Joel Hurt, for paying our water bill at the Fair.

The following Veterans having complied with our by-laws, as to dues, etc,
were admitted as members: W L Corley, Gate City Guards. 1st Ga; B F
McDuffie, 2d Lt co G, 54th Ga; Edward Shaughnessy, co K. 30th Qa; Wilson
L Grubbs, co I, 42d Ga; R M Rose, co G, 10th Ga.

On motion, the Association adjourned.



Hall F. C. C. V. A., March 18th, 1889.

Officers present : W. L. Calhoun, Pres't ; Amos Fox, Treasurer; John F.
Edwards, Secretary ; Rev. T. P. Cleveland, Chaplain.

The Association was called to order by the President, and after prayer by
the Chaplain, the minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted.

Dr. Cleveland, chairman, made a verbal report for his committee, stating
that they had discharged their duty, and had turned over the money, $1,806 86
to the Ladies' Memorial Association, that being the amount due them from the
net proceeds of the Veterans' Fair, and that the Treasurer (Dr. Fox) held their
receipt for the same, and asked in behalf of the committee to be discharged,
which was granted.

President Calhoun submitted the following report, which was received and
ordered spread upon the minutes:

To the Fulton County Confederate Veterans'' Association :

I have the honor to report that, under your resolution at the last meeting,
I have this day paid over to Amos Fox, as Treasurer of this Association, the
sum of twenty-one hundred and ninety-six ($2, 196.86$) dollars and thirtj six
and one-half cents; the same comprising the. other half of ;he net proceeds of
the Veterans' Fair, $l,806.36f, and the proceeds of the sale of ticket to $1,01
raffle to close of said fair, #390. The other half of said proceeds of fair paid
to Dr. Fox, Treasurer, on February."), 1889, making total paid to Dr. 1" \
$4,002.73, and for which sum I hold his receipt February 88, 1889

\V. L. Calhouk, President,

The Executive Committee reported thai they bad examined the report of
the Treasurer and found the same to be correct, and recommend that game be
adopted and spread on the minutes, which was adopted.



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Dr. Fox, Treasurer, submitted the following report :
1888.

Oct. 15, to balance on band last statement # 118 45

Oct. 15, cash on interest in Neal's bank 560 50

Nov. 19, cash John F. Edwards, Secretary 20 00

Dec. 1, cash John F. Edwards, Secretary 17 75

Dec. 19, cash interest on cash in bank 22 40

1889— Jan. u, cash room rent from Atlanta Artillery, to Jan. 1, '89. . 40 00

Jan. 21, cash John F. Edwards, Secretary 32 25

Feb. 5, cash from W. L. Calhoun, President, proceeds Veterans' Fair 1,806 37

1888 #2,617 72
Oct. 16, by cash paid order Relief Committee, ticket to Ma-
con for W. P. Nelson Jfi 2 65

Dec. 3, by cash for sign, ice, janitor, and ticket to Mobile. . 15 50
Nov. 5, by cash paid order Relief Committee, Vouchers 16

and 17, Zimmerman & Powell 10 00

Nov. 29, by cash paid order Relief Committee, Vouchers 18

and 19, Clay & Bingley 10 00

Dec. 21, by cash paid order Relief Committee, Vouchers 20

and 21, Wellborn & Orril 10 00

1889
Jan. 5, by cash paid order Relief Committee, Voucher 22,

J. C. Brain 11 00

Jan. 23, by cash paid order Relief Committee, Vouchers 23

and 24, Powell & Mehaffy 10 00

Feb. 5, by cash paid six months rent to April 1, 1889 150 00

Feb. 6, by cash paid Patterson funeral expenses Wellborn. . 45 00

Feb. 7, by cash paid repairing and putting on lock 2 00

Feb. 7, by cash paid water and gas bill to Jan. 1, '89 5 60

Feb. 7, by cabh paid stove pipe, ash pans, etc 17 70

Feb. 7, by cash paid picture frames, scrap book, etc 16 75

Feb. 7, bj r;,sh paid P. 11. Snook 1 dozen chairs 27 00

Fell. 7. by cash paid Vouch 26, graves for Fields and Well-
born 10 00

Feb. 7. by cash paid Voucher 27, Childress, groceries, dry

goods and medicine 8 50

Feb. 7, by cash paid Voucher 28, Thomas Leach 8 00

Fel». 7. by cash paid Voucher ',>!», Powell A: Blount 10 00

Feb. 7, i>\ cash paid T. L. .Johnson milk for fair 18 50

Feb. IS, balance 2,229 52

$2,617 72



The Committee on Delinquents, through its chairman, asked for and ob-
tained further time.

Ai the request of our Chaplain, the 14th day of next April was fixed upon

tor our annual sermon to lie preached.



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The following resolution, by Capt. Conley, was adopted:

Resolved, That each and every member of the Association be requested to

attend the regular meeting of the Association, to be held on April 25th pros
imo, prepared to pay their dues to the Association, the fund ;ni-i mr from
these dues being necessary for the current expenses of the Association.
Capt F. M. Myers offered the following, which was adopted:

Resolved, That the President, at liis leisure, appoint a committee, with him
self as chairman, for the purpose of inquiring into the advisability of forming


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